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Strive vs. Thrive

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  • Strive (verb)

    To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.

    "He strove to excel."

    "to strive for the truth"

  • Strive (verb)

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.

    "to strive against fate"

  • Strive (verb)

    To vie; to compete as a rival.

  • Strive (noun)

    An effort; a striving.

  • Strive (noun)

    strife; contention

  • Thrive (verb)

    To grow or increase stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, to flourish.

    "Not all animals thrive well in captivity."

    "to thrive upon hard work"

  • Thrive (verb)

    To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.

    "Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived."

Wiktionary
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  • Strive (verb)

    make great efforts to achieve or obtain something

    "national movements were striving for independence"

    "we must strive to secure steady growth"

  • Strive (verb)

    struggle or fight vigorously

    "scholars must strive against bias"

  • Thrive (verb)

    (of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously

    "the new baby thrived"

  • Thrive (verb)

    prosper; flourish

    "education groups thrive on organization"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Strive (verb)

    To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.

  • Strive (verb)

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; - followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth.

  • Strive (verb)

    To vie; to compete; to be a rival.

  • Strive (noun)

    An effort; a striving.

  • Strive (noun)

    Strife; contention.

  • Thrive (verb)

    To prosper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry.

  • Thrive (verb)

    To prosper in any business; to have increase or success.

  • Thrive (verb)

    To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

Webster Dictionary
  • Strive (verb)

    attempt by employing effort;

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

  • Strive (verb)

    to exert much effort or energy;

    "straining our ears to hear"

  • Thrive (verb)

    grow stronger;

    "The economy was booming"

  • Thrive (verb)

    gain in wealth

Princeton's WordNet

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